What is Root Canal treatment?

Have you ever asked yourself what is a root canal treatment and why do I need one?
A root canal or endodontic therapy is a treatment to repair and save a severely damaged or infected tooth. The treatment involves removing this damaged or infected area of the tooth (the pulp), then the area inside the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected completed (obturation) once this has been completed the area is then dried and sealed with a material called Gutta-percha. The tooth is then restored with a filling or a crown for protection.
What are the symptoms/sign that you may need a root canal treatment? They include,
1) Acute tooth Pain/ache
2) Tooth discoloration
3) Tooth sensitivity (prolonged)
4) Pain that responds to hold/cold temperatures
5) tenderness on the nearby gums
6) Pain when chewing

If you think you have any of these symptoms call your dentist at Pedram Dental today (03) 8794 9982

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